Tuesday, September 16, 2008
i needed a new post. so i thought for a moment of the major thoughts bouncing around my head and "survivors" came out. i started a unit with my reading classes where survivors are the focus. we're reading a few passages about survivors and what it takes to be a survivor. it totally fits with the news these days, what with ike's damage and all. luckily i have people in houston area so i can make personal connections. luckily? anyway, let's just say i am lucky to be here in utah. in fact i believe my granny flies in tonight to spend the next three weeks at my mom's house where there is electricity. something about south east texas and electricity are inseparable. thinking about my own personal trials - i believe i'm a survivor because i have an amazing support network. i've often philosophised with a friend that no matter how small my grip on reality is the ground isn't too far away because there are a million things built up to catch me when i fall - my faith, my family, my friends, my routines and duties - all these things that hold me accountable are also what catch me. i've tested it a few times - not necessarily by choice - and i've proven that i am a survivor. now to get myself some more water in my emergency supplies.